That the generation to come might know . . . (Psalm 78:6).
God’s Word tells us of the importance of children in the eyes of God. In Russia and her neighboring countries, generations are growing up with little or no knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and reaching them with the Gospel is critical.
Russian children and their families face monumental challenges. Economic conditions have been unstable since the Soviet collapse, and even two decades after the end of atheistic communism, millions are left with an enormous spiritual vacuum. Parents want better lives for their children, and they are deeply grateful when caring local church workers show genuine love to their little ones. Because of this, evangelical churches have tremendous opportunities for evangelistic outreach and discipleship ministries dedicated to children. Best of all, as the children are shown Christ’s love through the local church and believe the Gospel, the children often become the evangelists to reach their whole families.
Children are the church of tomorrow, and whether it’s through SGA-sponsored summer camps, orphan ministry or Sunday schools, the God-given opportunities to reach them are truly vast.
August 25th, 2014With all the grim news about persecution of believers in Muslim-dominated Central Asia, it is wonderful to receive ministry reports that make our hearts rejoice! We recently received one reporting on summer camp ministry, and it shows the fruit of more than 20 years of sowing the Gospel seed and watering it with His love and kindness.
August 21st, 2014In Belarus, SGA-sponsored missionary pastor Oleg ministers in the region surrounding the capital of Minsk, and also is a key Youth IN Ministry leader. Oleg and the youth of his church have been faithfully sharing Christ’s love with some Roma families. Oleg recently wrote to share the moving story of an entire family’s redemption.
August 20th, 2014Earlier this year in Belarus, SGA-sponsored Orphans Reborn teams conducted fruitful visits in several orphanages. According to team leader Pastor Pavel, the Bibles being provided by SGA partners along with much prayer are having a powerful impact.
August 11th, 2014Pastor Pavel, an SGA-Sponsored Missionary Pastor in Belarus, spent this summer reaching out to children in his region through summer camp ministry. He recently took a moment to share with us what miracles God has been performing in the lives of the children who participated.